Switches are helpful items/obstacles in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Switches can be either red or blue and have a star in them and are very common obstacles. When attacked, the switch goes down, activating something nearby. This action that has been activated can cause a Gate to move, some part of the floor to lower, and much more. Stakes, wooden obstacles in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, behave similarly to Switches in this game as well. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Switches can be found in levels such as Research Facility, Research Facility Part 2, Subspace Bomb Factory and Subspace Bomb Factory Part 2 along with many others in The Subspace Emissary. Switches in this game resemble the ones in Kirby's Return to Dream Land but are pink orbs. When hit, these switches can cause a Door to open, a platform to move, or even a floor to disappear. There is also a Sticker of a big Switch from Kirby & the Amazing Mirror which increases launch resistance with attacks by +18.
- ? Switch, Switches with a question mark on them that appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They are activated when walked over.
- ! Switch, Switches with an exclamation mark on them that appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, but are much rarer that ? Switches. They are activated when walked over.
- Ground Pound Switch, Switches that appear in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 which must be Ground Pounded to cause an event to happen.